On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 19:35:41 +0100, David Cathcart wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2004 at 03:02:08PM +0100, Ken Gilmour wrote:
>>> I've lots of experience with palm's grafitti, i have trouble
> reading my own handwriting. Keyboard all the way.
Must be a sysadmin thing, i have the same problem
>> Why am i only allowed apps that i really "need"? I spend a lot of
> time using my Toshiba Libretto 60, that's got a small screen
> (4inch) - i don't even run x on it, just terminal stuff, it's also
> slower than most smarthpones at 100mhz. It dosent even have a hard
> drive anymore, it's got a compact flash card. It's keyboard is
> probably in the same catagory as a nokia 9210/9510. I dont carry a
> handbag, and therefore not a laptop. I don't feel limited on my
> crappy old libretto, because it's running a free operateing system,
> i don't see why i should pay over the odds for a faster phone that
> does less.
I said the same thing when i had my 486SX2 and came to realise that i should only put stuff that i "need" on it because if i put anything extra on it, it would go so slow that i would have thrown it over the balcony sooner than i had planned. I have since learned to accept that a 250MB hard drive could be easily filled when in fact i could not ever imagine it (my mailbox alone counts for 5GB of space on my laptops HD).
>> What apps would i like on it? Well a webserver would be cool,
If gprs was free and MUCH faster yeah that would be cool, had thought of that myself and even sent myself an email in order to find the IP of my phone to see if i could crack it :-)
> rss reader,
>a deacent mail client,
Although i've banned outlook and outlook express from my networks, the version on the XDA doesn't download attachments so that's why i use it... it's not so bad when it's less insecure.
>ssh is a must (i spent 20
> dollers on one for my palm and it's got a lousy interface),
Yeah Interface is a bit crappy on pocketputty too... its still in alpha / beta stage though i believe
> streaming media player would be nice (if it's got wifi, why not use
> it to listen to the radio).
> A jabber client.
> have reservations about buying a phone with a closed os, espically
> if i'm going to be spending a fair amount of money on it.
>>>>> ?2 Devices just dont fit in my pocket, i don't carry a handbag.
>>>>> A case comes with it with a beltclip and it fits in well with
>> standard toolbelts
>>>> I don't wear a toolbelt, I pay for my trousers to be made to fit my
> waist, thus negateing the need for any belt.
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